ERIC Number: ED089016
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Research and Development Project in Career Education. Final Report.
Riley, R. Courtney
The career education project for the Washoe County Schools, Nevada, was conducted from January, 1972, until August, 1973, for the 30,000 pupils in the district. The project had five goals: (1) expand the present career awareness program in the elementary grades, (2) expand the exploratory programs in the junior high grades, (3) establish a vocational "cluster" program in the senior high grades, (4) improve guidance and counseling service at all grade levels, and (5) establish a placement service to place all students in either a job, a post-secondary occupational training program, or a baccalaureate program. The five general goals were subdivided into nineteen specific objectives. activities undertaken and completed in sixteen of the nineteen objectives included visits to other program sites, development of classroom materials, teacher workshops, literature searches, development of assessment procedures, and other related activities. A third party evaluator concluded that the activities were generally well organized and developed involvement and interest in career education. The guidance and counseling component at the elementary and high school levels was the least rewarding project effort. The evaluator considered an important outcome to be the placing of the person employed by the project under regular contract with instructions to continue the program. (AG)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Div. of Vocational-Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada